The new home of the Yale University Library’s Conservation & Exhibition Services is now reaching a state of completion where our impeding move is getting very real! The transformation from an empty shell in the Winchester facility to modern, fully-equipped conservation laboratory is impressive!
before and AFTER!
Let’s take a virtual walk through the space as it looked last Wednesday, April 15, 2015. We start by entering the front door…
Looking down the hallway from the front door into the main treatment space (coffee cup courtesy of the construction workers, not conservators)
Aqueous and solvent treatment room, equipped with a new six ft. fume hood
Flat files for the storage of papers and precuts, built into three islands in the main treatment space
Main conservation treatment space, with mobile tables and fume extractor arms (the battle for the window seats begins now!)
roll storage units for films, fabrics and paper used in treatment
Board sheet and off-cut storage unit that will be conveniently next to each board shear
The door to exhibits & housings, C153, which is adjacent and opens up to the main treatment room
Exhibits area, with a mobile storage island, shelving and office spaces near the windows
Vertical storage for frames in the exhibition and housing lab
A place to hang your lab coat at the end of the day before leaving via the back door